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Jose Antonio Vargas: The face of the entitled illegal alien

by Michelle Malkin on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

This is article 449 of 465 in the topic Immigration

Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 12.41.50 AMJose Antonio Vargas: The face of the entitled illegal alien
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2014

They’ve blown it again, big time. They just can’t help themselves.

During the Bush years, the open-borders movement won over bleeding hearts in the White House but alienated the American public with radical displays of La Raza (“The Race”) militancy, desecrated American flags and Che Guevara shirt-wearing, fist-thrusting marches across the country.

Left-wing public relations consultants taught the amnesty mob to tone it down, turn the flags right-side up and stop threatening Reconquista. But the phony red-white-and-blue dye job didn’t last. The movement’s true extremist, entitled roots can’t be concealed for long.

On Monday, leading illegal-alien journalist turned activist Jose Antonio Vargas engaged in a foolish stunt that will backfire on him and his allies in the media and Hollywood and on Capitol Hill. An openly defiant law-breaker who proudly calls himself “the most privileged undocumented immigrant in the country,” Vargas traveled to Texas with a film crew to commune with illegal aliens surging across the border.

But on his way out of the Rio Grande Valley, the former Washington Post reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner was detained at the McAllen, Texas, airport by Customs and Border Patrol. He was attempting to clear security and board a flight without legally required U.S. identification.

No surprise: Vargas initially made it past the buffoons at the TSA.

The media-savvy amnesty agitator telegraphed the stunt beforehand in a piece for Politico. He hyped sympathetic coverage from the liberal Huffington Post. He tweeted a photo of his Philippine passport and a pocket Constitution, which he audaciously presented to authorities in lieu of valid ID.

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The only IDs I have for security: Philippine passport and my pocketbook US Constitution @DefineAmerican & @MAC_UTPA

And then Vargas’ publicity minions captured and tweeted the exact moment when he was handcuffed, looking shocked and aggrieved that federal law enforcement officers would actually — gasp! — enforce the law.

An illegal-alien Icarus, Vargas had been riding high after movie theaters and CNN aired his biographical, pro-illegal immigration documentary. His amnesty activism is backed by the progressive Tides Center, a project of George Soros and former ACORN chief organizer Drummond Pike. To his elite friends in the no-borders industry, he’s a “hero.”

Journalists, celebrities and politicians immediately swallowed the propaganda bait, rallying to their privileged pal’s side. “#DontDeportJose,” they all cried in an orchestrated Twitter campaign.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of law-abiding people from around the world are waiting patiently for their backlogged visa and green card applications to be reviewed.

Vargas’ outraged reporter friends don’t have much sympathy for those would-be Americans. Or for the Americans who’ve dedicated their lives to protecting homeland security and upholding our laws. Vargas’ enablers jumped to condemn the CBP employees in McAllen for doing their jobs and demanded that he be freed from “unfair” and “out of hand” detention, as one hysterical Roll Call reporter put it.

Unfair and out of hand?

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Alert: Al-Qaida bombmaker in Yemen instills fear in counterterrorists globally

by Jim Kouri on Monday, July 7th, 2014

This is article 773 of 796 in the topic Terrorism

Counterterrorists throughout the world including the United States are concerned with two developments within the Islamic jihad: new explosive ordinance that defies airport security scanners and the Yemeni al-Qaida man, Ibrahim Al Asiri, with the expertise to create horrific improvised explosive devices (IEDs), according to reports on Friday.

The U.S. State Department and the Department of Homeland Security issued travelers warnings for those civilians flying to the U.S. from airports in Europe and the Middle East. The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) also announced that there will be enhanced airport scanning procedures since intelligence analysts warned the Obama administration about this latest threat.

Terrorism experts, such a former anti-terrorism unit member Det. Michael M. Snopes, say that their primary suspect in this new threat is Ibrahim Al Asiri, a 32-year-old Saudi said to be hiding out with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen’s southern provinces.

“President Barack Obama and his news media sycophants call tell Americans that al-Qaida is ‘on the run’ till they’re blue in the face; that doesn’t change the reality of Muslim terrorists continuing their global jihad,” said former police anti-terrorism unit member, Thomas McHughes.

Regardless of pronouncements by President Obama and his national security team downplaying the global treat — which includes the United States and its overseas interests — posed by the Islamist terrorism organization known as al-Qaida, a newUnited Nations report released to Middle East news agencies and publications on Friday claims that besides the Iraqi insurrection, terrorist-linked unrest in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Somalia, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and Saudi Arabia’s next-door neighbor Yemen is growing in intensity.

The UN Security Council report as covered by news organizations on Friday claims that al-Qaida remains a major challenge to the peaceful transition stage in Yemen. In recent years, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has become arguably the more dangerous terrorist group than the original al-Qaida led by Osama bin Laden until his 2011 death at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals. AQAP (which Yemenis simply call al-Qaida) branched outfrom bin Laden’s al-Qaida group and but it still maintains an ideology based on bin Laden’s extremist form of Sunni Islam.

AQAP retained its name when it re-grouped in Yemen, being joined at the hip with the local al-Qaida organization already operating there. In Yemen, AQAP presents a powerful alternative to that country’s weak central government. Eventually AQAP became almost totally independent of the original al-Qaida, although it still follows the instructions of bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahri.

The Security Council stressed in their report that the adoption by Yemen of a national counterterrorism law and the development of the national counterterrorism policy is paramount to achieving a peaceful transition to a secular, democratic government.

While President Barack Obama’s administration had ordered the training mission in Yemen to be suspended due to the political turmoil in that nation, the U.S. recently increased the number of military and police trainers into the country, according to anExaminer news story. The U.S. military and Central Intelligence Agency also re-introduced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks on terrorist targets.

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U.S. sailor’s killer possessed ID from Homeland Security Department

by Jim Kouri on Monday, March 31st, 2014

This is article 282 of 303 in the topic US Military

The truck driver who shot and killed an American sailor aboard a Navy destroyer was an ex-convict who had a criminal record that included convictions and incarceration for offenses such as manslaughter and distribution of illegal drugs, yet he possessed an ID card issued by a Homeland Security Department directorate, according to a Thursday news story in Navy Times.

Pentagon officials identified the shooter on Thursday as Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, who resided in Chesapeake, Va., and that the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS) were continuing to dig for more information on the suspect and the killing.

The 35-year-old Savage was killed by Navy security officers last Monday night aboard the U.S.S. Mahan after he jumped a petty officer who was on watch for the ship, took his sidearm and used it to kill Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo, who also was providing security at the Norfolk Naval Base.

NCIS agents claim they have found nothing indicating the killing was planned that there’s nothing in Savage’s background linking him to a terrorist group. The NCIS investigators also stated that there’s no evidence linking Savage to the Mahan or to any of the destroyer’s crew serving on that ship at the time and date of occurrence.

But a disturbing detail about the case surfaced on Thursday: The credential Savage used to gain access to the Navy base was a Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC), which is issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which is part of the Homeland Security Department. The card’s year of issuance was listed as 2014 and it was valid for five years, according to TSA’s website.

According to the TSA, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, applicants for a TWIC may be turned down due to:

Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying regardless of when it occurred, and the applicant is not eligible for a waiver.

  1. Espionage or conspiracy to commit espionage.
  2. Sedition, or conspiracy to commit sedition.
  3. Treason, or conspiracy to commit treason.
  4. A federal crime of terrorism as defined in 18 U.S.C. 2332b(g), or comparable State law, or conspiracy to commit such crime.

Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying regardless of when it occurred, and the applicant may apply for a waiver.

  1. A crime involving a transportation security incident. A transportation security incident is a security incident resulting in a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 70101. The term “economic disruption” does not include a work stoppage or other employee-related action not related to terrorism and resulting from an employer-employee dispute.
  2. Improper transportation of a hazardous material under 49 U.S.C. 5124, or a State law that is comparable.
  3. Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, manufacture, purchase, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, import, export, storage of, or dealing in an explosive or explosive device. An explosive or explosive device includes an explosive or explosive material as defined in 18 U.S.C. 232(5), 841(c) through 841(f), and 844(j); and a destructive device, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(4) and 26 U.S.C.

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TSA security report: No guns for airport security officers

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

This is article 125 of 129 in the topic National Security

More than four-months after the killing of an airport security officer and wounding of another officer and a civilian, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a report on Wednesday, that includes the review of policies, procedures and operations following the Nov. 1, 2013, shooting incident at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). But the report is being met with sharp criticism by law enforcement officers who call it a “politically correct” exercise.

The more than 25-page report recommends sworn law enforcement officers to be fully-armed with lethal and non-lethal weapons including firearms at least at security checkpoints and ticket counters during the busiest times in U.S. airports, clearly revealing its opposition to arming the TSA security officers.

J. David Cox Sr., the president of the American Federation of Government Employees says the recommendation further justifies arming the TSA security force or at least creating an armed unit of sworn and armed law enforcement officers working directly for the TSA. But, TSA’s Obama-picked chief claims guns are not the solution.

“Following the incident at LAX last year, which shocked and saddened us all, I ordered a comprehensive review of policies and procedures at LAX and airports across the country. The report released today outlines the actions TSA took immediately following the shooting and new procedures to enhance the safety and security of TSA employees nationwide, especially those who work on the frontlines each and every day to protect the traveling public,” TSA Administrator John S. Pistole said in a press release on Wednesday.

“We sought the input of all TSA employees through a variety of mechanisms such as town hall meetings and the online Idea Factory. Ideas were submitted from all levels of the organization, to include our frontline officers and Federal Security Directors,” said Pistole in his release. “Many of these ideas were endorsed and incorporated into our action plan. We continue to welcome stakeholder and workforce feedback to improve safety and security at airports nationwide.”

However, the report reveals that the Obama administration, especially those within his national security circle, frown on the idea of arming TSA security officers.

“It’s just like their nuclear security posture: Instead of worrying about our nation’s enemies having access to — or actually using — a nuclear weapon, progressives worry about how many nuclear missiles and bombs we have in our arsenal,” said former police training officer Douglas Laughlin.

According to the TSA report, right after the LAX shooting occurred, the TSA airport security directors were instructed to increase the perception of strength by having state and local airport law enforcement agencies increase the number of armed and uniformed police officers in and around security checkpoints.

Since the LAX 2013 shooting, the TSA, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, claims its officials have taken steps to improve officer safety and security.

For example, they’ve initiated active shooter training sessions for all TSA employees, as well as staging evacuation drills twice a year. Another step would be having all airports cut down on armed officers’ response times.

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CRIMEA: THE ACID TEST TO SEE IF OBAMA IS SERIOUS ABOUT RUSSIAN SANCTIONS

by Stephen Levine on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

This is article 1161 of 1247 in the topic International

Until you see Department of Homeland Security Agents and the TSA refusing pregnant Russian women – mostly the wives and girlfriends of wealthy, powerful, and politically-connected Russians – entry into the United States where they will gain a highly-coveted American passport for their child, then Obama is blowing smoke with his bullshit sanctions.

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The slogan: “Give your child the main gift of their life – the US citizenship” – is posted at many agencies offering assistance with organizing labor in the United States. Mostly this service is offered in Miami, mainly because of its favorable climate.

The number of those willing to use the service is increasing every year. According to the manager of one of the agencies Vera Baranova, if last year they had a little over a hundred clients, by July of this year they already had 86. Moscow and St. Petersburg are not the only cities seeking assistance.  The agencies have clients from the regions, and even other CIS countries – Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

The price of a standard package is approximately 20,000 dollars, and a Caesarean section will be three thousand more. The price includes organizational services – help with a visa, meeting at the airport, and assistance with housing for rent during the stay. It also includes medical services (selection of the hospital, antenatal care, childbirth, tests for the newborn) and, of course, paperwork for citizenship. <Source>

Bottom line …

Most of what President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats say is pure bullshit … conflating self-indulgent speechifying with actual action. Most of the world believes that Obama is a weak president – much like progressive socialist democrat Bill Clinton who refused to target bin Laden but saw no problem ordering a cruise missile to attack an empty aspirin factory. Leading from behind is an euphemism used by the media who cannot bring themselves to note Obama’s stunning lack of leadership.

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Our State of Police

by Daniel Greenfield on Sunday, February 16th, 2014

America does not have a police state. Yet. East Germany had a police state. Syria has a police state. In police states, the government is afraid of the people. Our government is not all that afraid of us. Despite the liberal paranoia about militias and assault rifles, the training drills and TV shows where survivalists overrun the country, the people in charge don’t wake up every morning worrying about a revolution. If they did, then two people in your neighborhood would be informing on you weekly.

We don’t have militarized police forces, TSA agents and NSA eavesdropping because the government is afraid of us, but because the government’s policies have made life unlivable without them. The KGB wasn’t there to protect Russians from each other. Our police state is. And those parts of it that aren’t fly under the radar every time the Chicago death toll for the year appears on the evening news.

The police escalation that shows up on countless videos exists because the people demanded it. And the people demanded it because liberal social policies made entire cities unlivable. The militarized police forces out of cities like Los Angeles filtered down to the suburbs and the rural areas as the same policies and populations that made cities unlivable began spreading outward.

The police state, associated with the right, worked in tandem with the social policies of the left, to dull the pain of those policies. That “dulling” has become the new role of conservative politicians in America who manage the disaster instead of rolling it back. The left realized that without the police state, its policies faced a much broader level of rejection so it learned to tolerate the pigs and the man.

Urban areas were still a disaster, but relentless computerized policing reduced crime enough to make it appear that things had improved. The visible crime statistics however were only the symptoms of the problem. The left had been right about that. It was just wrong about the cause. It was the cause all along. Its social policies had created social problems that the police state managed.

Having armed goons patrol the streets made cities viable again. And that brought in the tax base which allowed the left to experiment with more of the same social policies. The Giulianis made it safe for the Bloombergs and then the De Blasios to come back. In the same way Bush’s war policies paved the way for the Obama years by dulling the pain of international terrorism.

The international manifestations of the police state dulled the impact of Islamic terrorism without addressing the cause. The cause was not, as the left and some libertarians believed, foreign policy, but immigration. The collision of populations and ideologies led to September 11 using the very planes that made international immigration so easy as weapons.

The War on Terror with its spectacle of targeted drone strikes slowed down the terrorists without addressing the real problem, dulling the pain so that no one would pay too much attention to the next planeload of Pakistanis, Syrians or Somalis showing up in America.

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Maxine Waters calls for improved security at LAX; says nothing about the domestic terrorist gangs destroying her district!

by Stephen Levine on Monday, December 23rd, 2013

This is article 69 of 71 in the topic Travel/Transportation

Talk about political expediency and gross incompetence, we find progressive socialist democrat Maxine Waters calling for improved security at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and silent about the domestic terrorist gangs roaming her district and threatening law-abiding citizens. This is the very same representative who is willing to excoriate banks, but doesn’t really want to know where the billions spent on social services, reducing crime, reducing poverty, and increasing education in district may have gone in the decades under progressive socialist democrat governance.

Rep. Maxine Waters calls for improved security at LAX

In the wake of last month’s deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, a local congresswoman has called for improvements to airport security, including the permanent assignment of armed police officers near passenger screening checkpoints.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) also urged law enforcement officials to allow airport police to have access to all airport security cameras.

Behind the scenes, more union manipulation …

By training and arming unionized TSA officers, you create another class of unionized employee – one destined for “peace officer” status and the union contractual arrangement that allows their pay and benefits to be “synchronized” to those of other peace officers like the Federal Protective Services. More money for the union coffers and the creation of another union-controlled police force. Perhaps Maxine Waters might be concerned about the corruption within the TSA and the propensity to abuse travelers as these newly-minted petty tyrants flex the power of the government.

Critics of the decision, including former airport security officials, said the reassignment of the officers reduced the chances officers had of stopping the gunman. In addition, union officials, who represent TSA workers, requested that TSA officials be trained to carry firearms at the checkpoints.

Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said the officers were reassigned at LAX to make the security strategy less predictable.

In her letter, Waters reiterated a suggestion made by the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Assn. in September 2012 to the TSA. It called for the location of an armed police officer within 300 feet of passenger checkpoints and the need to increase police access to airport security cameras.

“I am deeply concerned that these issues have yet to be addressed by TSA,” Waters wrote. “I urge you to immediately revisit and re-evaluate the proposals put forth …. ”

Representatives of the American Alliance for Airport Police Officials said they supported Waters’ call for improvements and described them as common-sense measures that will enhance security at LAX and all major airports. <Source>

For those unfamiliar with the law enforcement hierarchy in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Airport Police, Port of the Los Angeles Police, and School Police are NOT under the unified command and control of the Los Angeles Police Department. There appears to be a movement to create a parallel federal TSA police force that would expand, federalize, and duplicate most of the existing functions of local police forces – while not under local control. I don’t know about you, but I do not seem to recall stories about organized theft that is perpetrated by union-controlled employees in major airports, ports, and schools.

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Terrorists Among Us

by Bob Livingston on Monday, November 25th, 2013

This is article 652 of 796 in the topic Terrorism

Terrorists Among Us

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The headline from ABC News was designed to startle: “Exclusive: FBI Video Shows Al Qaeda in Kentucky Handling Heavy Weapons.”

The story went on to relate that an al-Qaida-linked terrorist who had fought in Iraq and killed American troops had settled in Kentucky. He was one of possibly “dozens” of terrorists allowed in the country because of a flawed refugee vetting program.

The “terrorist,” Waad Ramadan Alwan, was recorded in 2010 by the FBI expertly “field stripping” a Russian-made weapon during a sting operation. There were also still photos of Alwan and another man handling missile launchers and grenade launchers. The weapons, we’re told, were supplied by the FBI after they were rendered “inoperable.”

The two terrorists were arrested in 2011 and later pleaded guilty to terror-related crimes. We are led to believe they are now safely ensconced in some Federal hoosegow at an undisclosed location, though the way some of the accused 9/11 hijackers, Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and other “terrorists” have been disappeared and reappeared over the dozen years since the War on Terror began in 2001 should leave everyone skeptical.

This is a non-story. It occurred three years ago. It was resolved two years ago. So what was its purpose?

As I said earlier, it was designed to startle. It was a propaganda piece for the state security apparatus, which must keep an ample amount of fear ginned up to keep the populace accepting of the growing police state. It goes along with the intermittent alerts we get from the state propaganda machine warning of imminent terror attacks that never occur, always based on “chatter” gleaned by the spying apparatus.

It turns out the FBI is the common denominator in all recent terror attacks and “attempted” terror attacks on U.S. soil. In fact, as Randy Weaver and the Branch Davidians learned, the FBI is a terror organization all its own.

So either the FBI was the terrorist organization or FBI had created and armed the terrorists or the FBI knew the terrorists and allowed them — either through design or incompetence — to carry out their terror attacks (as in the case of 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing).

Using these and other “terror” incidents, the psychopathic elected parasite class, their bureaucratic enablers and the Federal government security complex have created what they consider justification for liberty-stealing laws like the USA Patriot Act and National Defense Authorization Act, the Gestapo-like Department of Homeland Security and its evil stepchild, the Transportation Security Administration, and the National Security Agency spying apparatus. These and other programs have turned a once-free United States into an Orwellian nightmare of “stop and frisk” policies, roaming spy mobiles, no-fly lists and Stasi-like “See something, say something” home spying programs. And for the most part, Americans have accepted it as a way of life with hardly a whimper of protest.

President Barack Obama said last week on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” that the odds of people dying in a terrorist attack are a lot less than dying in a car accident.

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CAN WE TRUST AN ARMED AND UNIONIZED TSA — ANOTHER FEDERAL POLICE FORCE?

by Stephen Levine on Thursday, November 7th, 2013

This is article 68 of 71 in the topic Travel/Transportation

Do you want armed bozos in a “gun free” target-rich environment?

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The progressive socialist democrats running the unions are not ones to let a crisis go to waste, so there should be absolutely no surprise that the union associated with the TSA officers are urging that they be armed. Of course, this presents its own challenges.

  1. Can you trust a poorly vetted and grossly-out-of-shape civilian police force that has relaxed standards and would be an armed presence in a gun-free zone?
  2. Can you trust TSA personnel, who face daily insults and the scorn of the public, not to overreact and become a threat to the traveling public?
  3. Can you imagine TSA officers spraying innocent civilians in the proximity and not hitting their intended target?
  4. Can you trust a civilian police force, not to use the guns they are officially issued, on their home turf?
  5. Can you trust the unions not to demand more and more money as these officers are trained and armed – with the union eventually demanding they be given federal law enforcement status with equivalent pay, pensions, healthcare, early-retirement, and other perks?
  6. Can you trust the political leadership of the TSA?
  7. Is there any proof that any TSA person thwarted an actual terrorist attack in the history of the TSA?

Even when trained, many of these people will remain TSA bozos and not somehow miraculously turn into trained Israeli Airport Security people!

According to the Los Angeles Times …

Union urges arming TSA officers after LAX shooting  — Airport security experts note the cost and risk of arming TSA officers. The Airport Police chief says more officers in the terminal wouldn’t have necessarily saved lives.

When Congress formed the Transportation Security Administration two months after 9/11, the agency’s mission was clear: Its officers would not carry guns or make arrests. Instead, they would focus on screening passengers for weapons, bombs and other dangerous materials.

But the shooting death of a TSA officer at Los Angeles International Airport — the first fatality in the agency’s history — could change that. On Monday, the union representing 45,000 federal security agents called for the creation of a class of armed TSA officers with law enforcement training and the authority to arrest people.

“The sad truth is that our TSA officers are subject to daily verbal assaults and far too frequent physical attacks,” said Jeffrey David Cox Sr., president of the American Federation of Government Employees. “We feel a larger and more consistent armed presence in screening areas would be a positive step.”

TSA Administrator John Pistole said his agency would review its protocols after Friday’s attack.

U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder also weighed in Monday, saying that the government should examine the agency’s role in protecting airports.  Part of the investigation will be “a review of the security measures that were in place not only at LAX but, I think, a review of the security arrangements that exist in other airports as well,” he said.

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LAX shooting: Just the facts

by Douglas J. Hagmann on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

This is article 286 of 339 in the topic Criminal Activity

We’ve received many conflicting reports from individuals on-site at LAX and from open source news agencies. We are indexing each of them. It is our policy to review everything before reporting; instead of being first with the story, we would rather be correct. Additionally, we can then review the original source reports for signs of deliberate misinformation and manipulation of the facts.

Confirmed: LAX police, in conjunction with other agencies, conducted a drill for this exact same scenario just two-(2) weeks ago. NOTICE: We will continue to update after we are able to confirm the facts outside of – and beyond - mainstream news sources.

1 November 2013; 1515 ET: A shooting incident took place at the Los Angeles International Airport this morning at 9:20 am PT. According to open source reports, an unidentified male entered terminal three-(3) at the Los Angeles Airport at approximately 0920 am local time. He is described as a male, race/ethnicity undetermined, wearing a cap and sunglasses, while reportedly carrying a long gun and a handgun.

Some witnesses report that his attire was similar to that worn by security or TSA agents. The male reportedly began shooting with the long gun at various parties, possibly focusing on TSA agents or airport security.  LAX police pursued the subject, who entered into the restricted area of the terminal, not far from a Burger King restaurant located inside the terminal. There, he was engaged in a gun battle with police, and was struck at last once by an officer from LAX. According to the most recent reports, a total of seven-(7) people were injured by gunfire, with six-(6) – including the alleged gunman, being transported to hospitals from the scene. Recent unconfirmed reports suggest that two people have succumbed to their injuries, although this remains unconfirmed.

Investigators on scene

FBI SAC David Bodich

Chief Patrick Gannon

As most first reports are wildly incorrect, we will provide more information as we get it from our sources at LAX. Tune in to The Hagmann & Hagmann Report tonight for a complete analysis.

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